Gorm 1.2.1 has been released. “Gorm (Graphical Object Relationship Modeller) is meant to be the counter part to NeXT’s Interface Builder. With Gorm designing tough and complex graphical interfaces for your applications can easy and quickly be done using drag & drop, powerful inspectors and teamwork with ProjectCenter.”
Gorm 1.2.1 Released
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2007-05-10 4:29 amBabi Asu
Please enlighten me, is gnustep really used for building serious application? With interface like WindowMaker, I doubt it will be popular in linux. Last time I tried in windows, it’s full of problems to compile and run an application.
I like objective-c and nextstep platform very much, but currently I think only macosx-cocoa get it right.
2007-05-10 10:20 amChrisV
Window Maker has nothing to do with GNUstep, except that it kinda looks identical, and is the so-called preferred window manager. However, it doesn’t make USE of GNUstep.
That said, yes, there are a couple of serious applications. GNUMail is one of them. Another one would be Adun ( http://188.8.131.52:8080/Adun ).
For a reasonable up-to-date list of applications, take a look at http://mediawiki.gnustep.org/index.php/Category:Applications
2007-05-10 1:44 pmdylansmrjones
GNUstep on Windows is rather problematic ATM. GNUstep on Posix-compatible platforms is however a completely different issue.
And yes. There is several serious applications written with GNUstep.
2007-05-13 8:51 pmReplaced
Gnustep can be very good looking if you use the new Nesedah theme, the theme also have a gtk2 port on xfce-look.org, so you can use gtk and gnustep with the same look and feel.
Is it a true rad tool or do you have to make all the event classes and parameter setting in code yourself?
2007-05-10 10:16 amChrisV
You do not have to make all the event classes or parameter settings in your code, though you are of course free to modify them.
Heh. Can’t we all stick to the standardized world of GTK and QT in modern Linux GUI design? Things have been going great consistency-wise lately, and I’d hate to see something like this relic from the nineties come back to haunt my desktop.
2007-05-11 6:45 amevangs
1) GNUStep doesn’t just run on Linux.
2) Calling GNUStep a relic while implying that GTK is modern is just … laughable.
3) Objective-C and the GNUStep/Cocoa framework provide an interesting alternative to standard C/C++ frameworks.
On a side note, they really need to make GNUStep more accessible to normal users. More Cocoa compatibility wouldn’t hurt either.
2007-05-11 7:08 amChrisV
Standardized? GTK? You GOT to be joking.
And speaking of a ‘modern’ design, running GNUstep off a P3-550 with 128M Ram is a breeze. Don’t even think of launching KDE on that box. It will crawl to a halt in just a few seconds…
I have tried using GnuStep before but it is hopeless in displaying foreign language text, especially Unicode Glyph composition. Hope they remedy this soon. Maybe like they ported their backend to Cairo, they can also adopt Pango for this.
2007-05-12 9:25 amChrisV
Maybe like they ported their backend to Cairo, they can also adopt Pango for this.
A Cairo-based backend already exists.
Kudos for Gregory Casamento keeping Gorm improving, Gorm is a really neat tool and a cornerstone for GNUstep. It is too bad that ProjectCenter doesn’t improve at the rate that Gorm does.